Improvements to the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center were recently unveiled during a pancake breakfast.
Office for the Aging Executive Director Phillis Maucieri said the doors were new and double-paned windows and new flooring were installed.
The front entrance now features automatic doors for hands-free access.
Maucieri also said the center now has a handicapped-accessible bathroom.
"We were grandfathered before," she said, meaning when the city took over the building they were not required to install a bathroom up to ADA specs.
About $264,000 of federal funds were used in the renovations. The city purchased a new $60,000 van that can hold 15 people and two wheelchairs with city funds.
Maucieri said the building located at 94 Davis Ave. is not just used for the seniors.
There are programs there for the developmentally disabled and the STRIVE Dance Leadership Academy used the building. The center is also a voting precinct for the city. And when necessary, it is used as a cooling or warming center.
"It really is a community building," Maucieri said.